All the resources, plus additional First World War material, used in this exhibition can be found here; listed by holding Institution.

Institution of Civil Engineers

A collection of wartime papers, ICE and others, have been made available online for free, including the memorial book:
WWI Compendium

Photographic items, click to enlarge:
  • Fowler armoured wagon
  • Fowler armoured engine
  • Fowler armoured wagon train
  • Fowler armoured train
  • Mounting a sand hill
  • Crossing a ditch
  • Over marsh land
  • Petrol train track tractor
  • Through a stream
  • Crossing soft sand
  • Ascending a clay bank
  • Coming down sand hills
  • Train track tractor
  • Military train track tractor
  • On a sand hill
  • Hopkins road bridge being placed
  • 120ft Hopkins Bridge at Arques
  • Hopkins portable road bridge
  • Royal Naval Air Works Cardington, album cover
  • Airship shed, south west
  • Airship shed, steel framing
  • Airship shed, first main rib and framing to annexes
  • Airship shed, steelwork
  • Airship shed, sixth main rib
  • Airship shed, sheeting in progress
  • Airship shed, sheeting complete
  • Airship shed, north east doors and wind screen
  • Airship shed, south west doors and wind screen
  • Workshop buildings, steelwork to north bay
  • Workshop buildings, west gable
  • Workshop buildings, centre and southern bays
  • Hydrogen plant
  • Workshop buildings, steelwork
  • Hydrogen plant, front of hydrogen benches
  • Hydrogen plant
  • Hydrogen plant, turbine blowers and water pumps
  • Hydrogen plant, boosters and hydrogen meter
  • Hydrogen plant
  • Main sub-station
  • General offices
  • Canteen kitchen
  • Garden village
  • Garden village
Institution of Engineering and Technology

Index of names on the IET honour roll and an article about the roll:
Honour Roll Index and article

Biographies:
Henry Ellis
William McClelland
Olivier Heaviside

Stories related to the war:

Library and Archive First World War Blog

Photographs, paintings and written items, click to enlarge:
  • IEE Roll of Honour - publication rationale
  • IEE Roll of Honour - origins and causes of the great war page 1
  • IEE Roll of Honour - origins and causes of the great war page 2
  • IEE Roll of Honour - origins and causes of the great war page 3
  • IEE Roll of Honour - origins and causes of the great war page 4
  • IEE Roll of Honour - origins and causes of the great war page 5
  • IEE Roll of Honour - origins and causes of the great war page 6
  • IEE Roll of Honour - origins and causes of the great war page 7
  • London Electrical Engineers, No.45 Training Squad
  • London Electrical Engineers, in front of vehicle
  • London Electrical Engineers, No 11 Depot Co Squad
  • Volunteer Force certificate, Harry Stephenson Ellis
  • Letter from War Office
  • Photograph of Harry Stephenson Ellis
  • Dr CV Burton regarding disease/prevention
  • Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925)
  • Sir Oswyn Murray Letter page 1
  • Sir Oswyn Murray Letter page 2
  • Charles Henry Wordingham
  • William McClelland

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Biographies of members who died as a result of WW1:
Honour Roll

A joint memorial was held between all the main engineering institutions in 1919:

The Institution's Journals list men on active service, records deaths and sometimes other details and notes government use of the Institution's headquarters. Mention is also made of funding and special engineers forces:
Journal 1914-1915
Journal 1916
Journal 1917
Journal 1918
Journal 1919

Just before the outbreak of war in 1914 a group of our Member's visited Paris:
Summer Meeting Programme

Discussing the development of the tank and its use during WW1, TLH Butterfield (IMechE Proceedings: Auto 1965 180:159):
'Design and Development of Fighting Tanks'

Information on and discussions about women workers in factories, Olive Monkhouse and Ben Morgan (IMechE Proceedings 1918 Jan-May):
'Employment of Women in Munitions Factories'
'The Efficient Utilization of Labour in Engineering Factories, with special reference to women's work'

Minutes cover the Institutions whole history (from 1847), wartime issues such as supplies and the requisitioning of headquarters are discussed:
Council Minutes

Membership records cover the Institutions whole history (from 1847), search for wartime relatives or people:
Membership Records

Model:

3D First World War Mercedes, made by German prisoners of war

WWI Car Model

Photographs, reports/letters and drawings, click to enlarge:
  • Experiemental tripod mounting for 303" Vickers, side elevation with gun positionings
  • Experiemental tripod mounting for 303" Vickers, plan of the top
  • Permission to bring the invention, mount for machine gun, before the Frenh and Americans 1 Dec 1917
  • On sending machine gun tripod mountings to the American Expeditionary Force and the Italian Military Mission
  • Maughan on the import of his invention, p1
  • Maughan on the import of his invention, p2
  • Maughan on the import of his invention, p3
  • Blackburn Kangeroo, preparing to fly in Australia in 1919
  • Anthony Fokker, designer of the improved interrupter gear system
  • Boring a Lion cylinder 1915
  • Making the Napier Aero engine in 1915
  • Napier laboratory 1915
  • Press photograph of engineering workshop during WW1
  • Press photograph of a women undertaking skilled work during WW1
  • Press photograph of women factory workers during WW1
  • View of the Fleet from an airship
  • A reconstruction of a Sopwith Pup First World War fighter plane
  • Book 1, diagrams of heavy guns, 45-58 tons
  • Book 1, North Eastern Railway
  • Book 1, Great Central Railway
  • Book 1, London and North Western Railway
  • Book 1, Caledonian Railway
  • Book 1, North Eastern Railway
  • Book 1, Great Central Railway
  • Book 1, Midland Railway
  • Book 1, Great Western Railway
  • Book 1, restricted routes
  • Book 1, Great Western Railway
  • Book 1, Midland Railway
  • Book 2, Caledonian Railway
  • Book 2, Great Central Railway
  • Book 2, Caledonian Railway
  • Book 2, Great Western Railway
  • Book 2, North Eastern Railway
  • Book 2, Diagrams for Heavy Guns, 67-97 tons
  • Book 2, Midland Railway
  • Book 2, restricted routes
  • Book 2, London and North Western Railway
  • Book 2, London and North Western Railway
  • Admiralty Paravane Department drawings
  • The drawings were given in 1920
  • Drawings index
  • Battleship fitted with box protectors
  • Merchant ship fitted with bow protectors
  • Destroyer fitted with high speed submarine sweep
  • Destroyer fitted with high speed mine sweep
  • Destroter fitted with cutting tadpole
  • Trawler fitted with explosive paravane
  • Motor launch fitted with high speed submarine sweep
  • Paravane wire cut
  • Mine field obstruction
  • Paravane type 'B' Mark III*
  • Paravane type 'B' Mark III**
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  • Paravane type 'B' Mark V
  • Paravane type 'B' Mark VI
  • Paravane type 'B' Mark VI
  • Paravane type 'C' Mark III*
  • Paravane type 'C' Mark IV*
  • Type 'C' Mark IV**
  • NC_END_3_042
  • Paravane type 'C' Mark IV
  • Paravane type 'C' Mark III**
  • Type 'L' Mark II
  • Type 'M' Mark II
  • Type 'M' Mark III
  • Type 'O' Mark I
  • Type 'Q' Mark I
  • Type 'Q' Mark II
  • Type 'Q' Mark III
  • Type 'Q' Mark IV
  • Type 'Q' Mark V
  • Type 'R' Mark I
  • Type 'R' Mark II
  • Type 'T' Mark I
  • Triplane Mark II
  • Variable Plane PV
  • Deflecting Towing Shackle, delay release type
  • Oscillator Mark V
  • Chart showing the trajectory of charge and the number of feet between areas of destruction
  • Circles show distance from with Type 'Q' Paravane within which damage will result from explosion
  • Bow chain arrangement
  • Arrangement of bar shoe
  • Chart showing depth of port and starboard Paravanes
  • Comparison between depth and size of 'T' and Tri-plane Paravanes
  • Weapon summary
  • Strain and speed curves
  • Radius of destruction of TNT charges
  • Rope curve chart
  • Strain and speed curves, Tadpoles
  • Rope curve chart
  • Variable plane-angle charts
  • Variable plane-angle charts
  • Depth records
  • Depth records
  • End pages
  • Back cover